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Short 1

Definition: Not long; having brief length or linear extension; as, a short distance; a short piece of timber; a short flight.

Short 2

Definition: Not extended in time; having very limited duration; not protracted; as, short breath.

Short 3

Definition: Limited in quantity; inadequate; insufficient; scanty; as, a short supply of provisions, or of water.

Short 4

Definition: Insufficiently provided; inadequately supplied; scantily furnished; lacking; not coming up to a resonable, or the ordinary, standard; usually with of; as, to be short of money.

Short 5

Definition: Deficient; defective; imperfect; not coming up, as to a measure or standard; as, an account which is short of the trith.

Short 6

Definition: Not distant in time; near at hand.

Short 7

Definition: Limited in intellectual power or grasp; not comprehensive; narrow; not tenacious, as memory.

Short 8

Definition: Less important, efficaceous, or powerful; not equal or equivalent; less (than); with of.

Short 9

Definition: Abrupt; brief; pointed; petulant; as, he gave a short answer to the question.

Short 10

Definition: Breaking or crumbling readily in the mouth; crisp; as, short pastry.

Short 11

Definition: Brittle.

Short 12

Definition: Engaging or engaged to deliver what is not possessed; as, short contracts; to be short of stock. See The shorts, under Short, n., and To sell short, under Short, adv.

Short 13

Definition: Not prolonged, or relatively less prolonged, in utterance; opposed to long, and applied to vowels or to syllables. In English, the long and short of the same letter are not, in most cases, the long and short of the same sound; thus, the i in ill is the short sound, not of i in isle, but of ee in eel, and the e in pet is the short sound of a in pate, etc. See Quantity, and Guide to Pronunciation,

Short 14

Definition: A summary account.

Short 15

Definition: The part of milled grain sifted out which is next finer than the bran.

Short 16

Definition: Short, inferior hemp.

Short 17

Definition: Breeches; shortclothes.

Short 18

Definition: A short sound, syllable, or vowel.

Short 19

Definition: To shorten.

Short 20

Definition: To fail; to decrease.

short 21

Definition: the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between 2nd and 3rd base

short 22

Definition: the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed

short 23

Definition: accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference

short 24

Definition: create a short-circuit in

short 25

Definition: cheat someone by not returning him enough money

short 26

Definition: most direct; "took the shortest and most direct route to town"

short 27

Definition: quickly aroused to anger; "a hotheaded commander"

short 28

Definition: primarily spatial sense; having little length or lacking in length; "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss"

short 29

Definition: primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration; "a short life"; "a short flight"; "a short holiday"; "a short story"; "only a few short months"

short 30

Definition: of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively short duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `pat'', `pet'', `pit'', `pot'', putt'')

short 31

Definition: not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices; "a short sale"; "short in cotton"

short 32

Definition: unwilling to endure; "she was short with the slower students"

short 33

Definition: lacking foresight or scope; "a short view of the problem"; "shortsighted policies"; "shortsighted critics derided the plan"; "myopic thinking"

short 34

Definition: (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range; "a short memory"

short 35

Definition: used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively brief duration

short 36

Definition: not sufficient to meet a need; "an inadequate income"; "a poor salary"; "money is short"; "on short rations"; "food is in short supply"; "short on experience"

short 37

Definition: less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight"

short 38

Definition: low in stature; not tall; "his was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"

short 39

Definition: containing a large amount of shortening; therefore tender and easy to crumble or break into flakes; "shortbread is a short crumbly cookie"; "a short flaky pie crust"

short 40

Definition: quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly"

short 41

Definition: in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner; "he told me curtly to get on with it"; "he talked short with everyone"; "he said shortly that he didn''t like it"

short 42

Definition: tightly; "she caught him up short on his lapel"

short 43

Definition: at a disadvantage; "I was caught short"

short 44

Definition: so as to interrupt; "She took him up short before he could continue"

short 45

Definition: at some point or distance before a goal is reached; "he fell short of our expectations"

short 46

Definition: clean across; "the car''s axle snapped short"

short 47

Definition: without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold; "he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash"


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